With everyone’s favourite autumn night just around the corner, here’s a few songs guaranteed to give you goosebumps. Get ready to awaken your inner ghoul with the Halloween edition of Saint Audio Selects –
(Disclaimer: playlist does not contain the traditional Monster Mash or Thriller, go to Youtube)
1.”Black Magic Woman” – Fleetwood Mac
Sultry vocals and eerie guitar solos will have you ready to put on some dark red lipstick and join your local Coven.
2. “Howlin’ For You” – The Black Keys
Voted most likely to be ironically included on a werewolf’s Spotify? Probably.
3. “Dracula’s Wedding” – OutKast
So you can pretend you’re invited to Andre 3000’s halloween party.
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4. “Gun Has No Trigger” – Dirty Projectors
Who can resist those ghostly backup singers? They’ve got me convinced my flat is haunted.
5. “Love Potion No. 9″ – The Clovers
Throwing it back with some serious voodoo vibes
6. “I Put A Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Anyone who’s seen Hocus Pocus will have a soft spot for this track. Originally I had the Nina Simone version until a friend corrected me, and I’m so glad he did because Screamin’ Jay really knows how to get spooky.
7. “Beast” – Karen O
This entire album has a mysterious, supernatural feel and this song in particular will raise the hair on the back of your neck.
8. “A Lizard State” – King Krule
King Krule’s super weird and gritty style is perfect for All Hallow’s Eve plus he gets bonus points for the whining sax and creepy moaning on this track.
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This song will immediately transport you somewhere foggy, chilly, grey and spine-tingling.
10. “Kicks” – FKA Twigs
Slow and slinky, FKA Twigs brings in an electronic element, chilling us with the synthesiser and her whispering.
11. “Murder was the Case” – Snoop Dogg
Snoop describes a perfectly frightening scene for us– the church bells are a nice touch. Also, if you’re looking for a halloween costume, check out Snoop Dogg’s from a few years ago.
12. “Caladan” – Grimes
The soft chanting reminds me of some kind of witches’ gathering under a full moon. Also peep that album artwork, super eerie.
13. “Boris the Spider” – The Who
This song used to terrify me as a child and who could blame me! For the entire month of October I refused to let my dad play Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy, which was pretty cruel of me considering what a big fan he was.
14. “The Killing Moon” – Echo & the Bunnymen
And finally, something Morrisey-esque for all The Smith fans to ease us into November.
We’ll see you in boogey-town.